Environmental sustainability

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  • Human Behavior and Environmental Sustainability: Problems, Driving Forces, and Research Topics includes: environmental Sustainability as a problem for human society, societal driving force of the environmental, Specific of social and behavior research, concluding remarks.

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  • Seventy-five percent of the world’s poor live in rural areas and most are involved in farming. In the 21st century, agriculture remains fundamental to economic growth, poverty alleviation, and environmental sustainability. The World Bank’s Agriculture and Rural Development publication series presents recent analyses of issues that affect agriculture’s role as a source of economic development, rural livelihoods, and environmental services.

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  • Environmental engineering is the application of science and engineering principles to protect and utilise natural resources, control environmental pollution, improve environmental quality to enable healthy ecosystems and comfortable habitation of humans. It is based on multiple disciplines including geology, hydrology, biology, chemistry, physics, medicine, engineering, management, economics, law, etc.

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  • This book highlights methodological approaches for the economics of sustainable development and brings together recent empirical work done in India, especially by Dr. Surender Kumar and Dr. Shunsuke Managi. Various chapters in this book use Indian data to show the very wide applicability of methodologies in the theory of production for dealing with many empirical issues of environmentally sustainable development in a developing country.

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  • A response of the engineering profession to the challenges of security, poverty and under-development, and environmental sustainability is described. Ethical codes, which govern the behavior of engineers, are examined from a historical perspective linking the prevailing codes to models of the natural world. A new ethical code based on a recently introduced model of Nature as an integral community is provided and discussed. Applications of the new code are described using a case study approach.

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  • Chapter 9 - Ethics, corporate social responsibility, environmental sustainability, and strategy. After studying this chapter, you should be able to: Understand how the standards of ethical behavior in business relate to the ethical standards and norms of the larger society and culture in which a company operates, recognize conditions that can give rise to unethical business strategies and behavior, gain an understanding of the costs of business ethics failures.

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  • Chapter 9 - Ethics, corporate social responsibility, environmental sustainability, and strategy. After studying this chapter you will be able to: understand how the standards of ethical behavior in business are no different from the ethical standards and norms of the larger society and culture in which a company operates, recognize conditions that can give rise to unethical business strategies and behavior, gain an understanding of the costs of business ethics failures.

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  • Judicious treatment of environmental questions and challenges requires an integrated, crossdisciplinary approach. Whether working at a local, national, regional, or global scale, the knowledge and expertise resident in a variety of subject areas comes to bear on all questions of sustainable development. Soil scientists now collaborate with colleagues in many Þelds, and a basic working knowledge

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  • This paper identifies five water environmental problems in the Delta that are the principal limiting factors of agricultural production and human health, i.e. (i) the salinity intrusion in the coastal areas, (ii) the effect of acid sulfate soils, (iii) the polluted water from human activities, (iv) the fresh water shortage in the dry season and (v) the flood in the rainy season. The discussion and conclusion present the people’s adaption strategies and water gorvernance issues in pursing sustainable management in the region.......

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  • There is a new era of global environmental factors that needs to be addressed via sound Corporate Environmental Management. Environmental problems are a key area of concern for the global community in the new 21st century. A sustainable global community is emerging that is geared toward preserving limited resources and the natural ecology, but to do so requires resource conservation and the reduction of environmental pollution loads across all human activities.

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  • The environment is key to sustaining human economic activity and well-being, for without a healthy environment, human quality of life is reduced. Most people would agree that there are also many reasons to protect the environment for its own inherent worth, and especially to leave a legacy of fully functioning natural resources. Sustainable land management refers to the activities of humans and implies that activity will continue in perpetuity. It is a term that attempts to balance the often conflicting ideals of economic growth and maintaining environmental quality and viability....

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  • Farmers have a reputation for being innovators and experimenters, willing to adopt new practices when they perceive some benefit will be gained. Over the past 40 to 50 years, innovation in agriculture has been driven mainly by an emphasis on high yields and farm profit, resulting in remarkable returns but also an array of negative environmental side effects.

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  • The concept of forest sustainability dates from centuries ago, although the understanding of sustainable forest management (SFM) as an instrument that harmonizes ecological and socio-economic concerns is relatively new. The change in perspective occurred at the beginning of the 1990s in response to an increased awareness of the deterioration of the environment, in particular of the alarming loss of forest resources. The main and most striking cause of this deterioration is the deforestation occurring in some areas of the world.

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  • The new century has begun with some of the lowest grain prices in recent memory. From an economist’s vantage point, this is a sure sign of excess production capacity. However, there may be more here than meets the economist’s eye. Natural scientists, many of whom have contributed to this volume, see something very different. They see reason to be concerned about such issues as the overplowing of land and the overpumping of aquifers. They look at sustainable production and see a worrisome fraction of world food output being produced with the unsustainable use of land and water....

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  • This report is ostensibly about land quality indicators (LQIs). However, anyone who reads it will find a useful compilation of advice, experience and opinion on why land quality information is important for sustainable development and how it can be used more effectively for planning and decision making. But the report also poses as many questions as it answers, which in itself reflects the diversity of viewpoints on indicators.

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  • The Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2012 (Key Indicators), the 43rd edition of this series, includes the latest available economic, financial, social, and environmental indicators for the 48 regional members of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). This publication aims to present the latest key statistics on development issues concerning the economies of Asia and the Pacific to a wide audience, including policy makers, development practitioners, government officials, researchers, students, and the general public.

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  • The two notions appeared simultaneously around the 1970s. The concept of strategic scanning first appeared in 1967 with the publication of the founding work by Aguilar entitled Scanning the Business Environment. The origin of the idea of sustainable development dates back to 1970, when first Ignacy Sachs and then the international conference of Stockholm (in 1972) proposed the concept of ecodevelopment.

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  • This third edition of the textbook ‘Environmental Physics’ has been thoroughly revised to give more focus on sustainable energy and climate change. As fossil fuels and nuclear power will be with us for many years to come, the physical and environmental aspects of these ways of energy conversion are given ample attention as well.

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  • This book on Environmental Technology takes a look at issues such as air, soil and noise pollution problems, environmental quality assessment, monitoring, modelling and risk as- sessment, environmental health impact assessment, environmental management and envi- ronmental technology development. It represents institutional arrangements, financial mechanisms and some sustainable technologies. The user can always count on finding both introductory material and more specific material based on national interests and problems.

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  • .Praise for Creating a Sustainable Organization “Peter brings together the wide-ranging aspects of present and future organizations to bolster environmental, social, and governance (ES&G) performance, presenting a clean and clear understanding of organizational sustainability.

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